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Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a winged Persian dancer

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In form of winged figure kneeling (dancing) and clasping its hands over its head. Part of the right wing is gone. The colors preserved are white, pink, blue, red, yellow, green, and gilt.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Munich 1901. It was lot 240 in the Helbing sale at Munich May 1899 & in the catalogue, which may perhaps be trusted in such a point, is said to come from Methana.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural


The Ancient World